Movie TV Secrets, July 1967
An old jazz song of the 1930s used to say, “A good man these days is hard to find.” In Hollywood, this is especially the case, and as true today as it was then. Eligible bachelors are a commodity hard to come by and if a girl is lucky enough to hook one, statistics show that the majority of Hollywood marriages end in divorce for a number of reasons, most notably career conflicts, or another woman. Perhaps bachelors have the right idea in trying to stay single. We wanted to find out from five of filmdom’s …
Peter Deuel—The Picture Collection is a perfect-bound book containing 200 pages of Pete Duel, more than 300 pictures in all (70 pages of pictures more than appeared in the first picture-book we produced). Exclusive family photos, baby pictures, glimpses of his life from birth till his passing, all in one volume.
Compiled by Laura Moretti, creator of the Pete Duel Memorial Site, and Jacqueline and Geoffrey Deuel.
100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK ARE DONATED TO THE ANIMALS VOICE IN PETE DUEL’S NAME.
*Books will not begin shipping until October 10, 2018.
WE ALSO ADDED SOME 8″x10″ PHOTOS FOR SALE …
by Peter McDonald, Radio Times, November 4, 1971
Pete Duel admits he often finds himself envious of Hannibal Heyes, the outlaw character he plays in Alias Smith and Jones.
“He is hunted by every posse, yet he is still able to laugh. It’s something I love him for. I try to be like that, but with so many problems besetting the world, from war to pollution and injustice, I find it difficult to keep smiling.”
The intense 30-year-old bachelor, the son of a third generation doctor from the rural community of Penfield on America’s East coast, lives with three dogs in a ramshackle …
A UK magazine (source unknown), 1972
Universal Studios, where the Alias Smith and Jones series was filmed, carries on as usual. You might think that, in all that hustle and bustle, one actor could easily be forgotten … but not Pete Duel.
Pete was a very special person. Everyone who knew him is agreed on that. But I don’t need to tell you that, because you know from first-hand experience. You may only have seen him on a TV screen, but enough of his unique personality comes through for you to know the sort of guy he must have been in real …
by Hamilton B. Allen; Rochester Times Union, January 31, 1970
Arrival of the picture Generation at the Regent yesterday gave us two reasons to cheer: It’s a very entertaining comedy which bridges the generation gap in its audience appeal and provides hometown actor Peter Deuel a top-shelf vehicle in which to make his big-screen debut. His performance captures major interest among the picture’s several enticements, a deftly shaded sketching of the intense young photographer Walter Owen who distrusts the Establishment and all American institutions. One would bet that Pete is headed for top stardom if his showing here is a measure …
Life Just Wasn’t Worth Living
Modern Screen’s Hollywood Yearbook, 1973
He was young (31), good looking, the star of a successful TV series (Alias Smith and Jones) and had a best gal. He had everything, in fact, except peace of mind. And the prospect of facing 1972 was simply too much for him. So, on December 31, Pete Duel picked up a gun, went into the living room, and shot himself through the head. When his girlfriend, Dianne Ray, rushed into the living room, she found Peter slumped on the floor near a brightly lit Christmas tree.
Many reasons have been given …
WHY THEY BOTH NEED TO GET MARRIED!
by Linda Darwood; TV Family, June 1971
In January of 1971, two new and very handsome faces made their premiere on television. It was a premiere in the sense that Pete Duel and Ben Murphy are starring together for the first time in a brand new TV series. These two aren’t completely new to television; they have made various appearances in various shows, but they are new to co-starring roles.
Both Pete and Ben can be classified with the new breed of actors who realize that the real world is not in and around the studio. …